photo courtesy: Matthew Torres, from Oxnard, California. Instagram: @matthewjtorres
New flames, like the people they involve, are unique.
Some begin as a burst of flames, a raging fire,
and others, like ours, begin as a mere spark, barely illuminating the skin on the faces of lovers, just enough to see the glimmer in their eyes.
We began as a twinkle, but we too may end with a fire.
I look at you, and I see light, which guides me in the right direction and shows me the way of the Lord.
I look at you, and I see hope, which is all I've ever needed for the entirety of my life.
I look at you, and I see respect, which is something I've never seen in anyone before. You think that's sad, and you're probably right.
I see you, and I see our twinkle.
Our twinkle is more beautiful than any fire,
our friendship more gentle than any love.
Our twinkle may, someday, spark into a flame,
and our flame a fire,
but for now,
we are but a luminous twinkle.